Puer Natus Est - Tudor Music For Advent & Christmas

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
The British vocal ensemble Stile Antico was established in 2001 and within its first decade has been acknowledged as one of the very finest early music groups, with multiple Grammy nominations, as well as Gramophone and Diapason d'or Awards. This album, Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas, received a Diapason d'or Award in October 2010. One thing that sets this group apart from similar ensembles is the fact that it works without a conductor, making aesthetic decisions together and listening very, very closely to each for balance and tempos. It's possible to hear the singers' commitment to each other in their attentiveness to the subtlest nuances in ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Super Audio CD)
  • All (3) from $11.02   
  • New (2) from $19.98   
  • Used (1) from $11.02   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.98
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(774)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New item! Ships from California. Tracking will be provided for every domestic order within the USA.

Ships from: Irvine, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$45.95
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(216)

Condition: New
AUDIO CD New 093046751760 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
The British vocal ensemble Stile Antico was established in 2001 and within its first decade has been acknowledged as one of the very finest early music groups, with multiple Grammy nominations, as well as Gramophone and Diapason d'or Awards. This album, Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas, received a Diapason d'or Award in October 2010. One thing that sets this group apart from similar ensembles is the fact that it works without a conductor, making aesthetic decisions together and listening very, very closely to each for balance and tempos. It's possible to hear the singers' commitment to each other in their attentiveness to the subtlest nuances in dynamics and pacing. Their approach is ideal for this repertoire, English Renaissance polyphony, which demands intense concentration, absolutely secure intonation, and a carefully balanced blend to make its full impact. The centerpiece of the album is Thomas Tallis' incomplete Christmas mass, "Missa Puer natus est," of which only three movements were written. The recording opens with Tallis' Advent motet, "Videte miraculum," and includes four of William Byrd's settings of the "Propers of the Mass," a "Magnificat" by Robert White, motets by John Tavener and John Sheppard, as well as the plainchant on which Tallis' mass is based. The mass movements are separated by the propers and motets, as would have been done in a liturgical setting. The gain in performance authenticity is tempered by the loss of continuity of hearing the mass as a complete unit. The flow of the selections is pleasant, but this ordering makes it hard to keep track of the unity of Tallis' work. Stile Antico sings with phenomenally pure tone. The women's voices have the chaste clarity associated with boys' voices, but deployed with a technical assurance and musical sensitivity beyond that of most boys. The sound of the ensemble is ravishing in its warmth and the evenness of its blend. The performances are expressive, but never idiosyncratically so; the singers have no interpretive agenda other than letting the composers' voices be heard as beautifully and authentically as possible. The sound of Harmonia Mundi's hybrid SACD is clear, absolutely clean, and suffused with warmth.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • UPC: 093046751760
  • Catalog Number: 807517

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Videte miraculum, motet for 6 voices, P. 293 - Thomas Tallis & Sandro Botticelli (11:38)
  2. 2 Audivi Vocem de Coelo, motet for 4 voices - John Taverner & Sandro Botticelli (4:09)
  3. 3 Rorate caeli desuper, motet for 5 voices (SATTB) - William Byrd & Sandro Botticelli (4:41)
  4. 4 Mass "Puer natus est nobis" (incomplete), for 7 voices, P. 49: Gloria - Thomas Tallis & Sandro Botticelli (9:27)
  5. 5 Tollite portas, motet for 5 voices (SATTB) - William Byrd & Sandro Botticelli (2:09)
  6. 6 Mass "Puer natus est nobis" (incomplete), for 7 voices, P. 49: Sanctus-Benedictus - Thomas Tallis & Sandro Botticelli (8:54)
  7. 7 Ave Maria gratia plena, motet for 5 voices (SATTB) - William Byrd & Sandro Botticelli (2:08)
  8. 8 Mass "Puer natus est nobis" (incomplete), for 7 voices, P. 49: Agnus Dei - Thomas Tallis & Sandro Botticelli (8:22)
  9. 9 Ecce Virgo concipiet, motet for 5 voices (SATTB) - William Byrd & Sandro Botticelli (2:15)
  10. 10 Magnificat - Robert White & Sandro Botticelli (13:51)
  11. 11 Puer natus est nobis, introit - Gregorian Chant & Sandro Botticelli (1:11)
  12. 12 Verbum caro factum est, responsory motet for 6 voices - John Sheppard & Sandro Botticelli (9:16)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stile Antico Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 5, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Advent and Beyond: Stilo Antico is Splendid!

    Stile Antico is a group of twelve men and women who sing without conductor and concentrate on music of the Renaissance. This CD is one of the most enchanting of the recordings released this year that focuses on music of the holiday season. But this selection of works goes far beyond capturing the essence of the Advent and Christmas season - the works are timeless and so luminously performed that this will likely be a recording played throughout the year. The quality of sound captured by both the singers and the engineers of this album is truly extraordinary and otherworldly. The composers for this selection (with the exception of John Taverner!) are all form the Tudor period. The recital opens with the Thomas Tallis 'Videte miraculum' that segues into John Taverner's 'Audivi vocem de caelo'. This is followed by the Propers for the Fourth Sunday of Advent by William Byrd framing the Thomas Tallis seven part 'Missa Puer natus est', the focal point of the recording. The resonance of this work reverberates through what sounds like the largest cathedral on earth and is a miracle of clarity of tone and diction. Robert White's 'Magnificat' is the essence of the miracle of the birth that is Christmas. A plain chant - 'Puer Natus Est' - leads into John Sheppard's wondrous 'Verbum caro'. Yes, it is a service to celebrate a season, but it is such glorious music making that it will likely be listened to whenever the need for soul cleansing is needed. Grady Harp

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews